Yenda Flood Protection Scheme on the Way

first_imgFederal Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, yesterday joined with Griffith City Mayor, John Dal Broi, to inspect the site for $1.2 million in works to help protect the Yenda community from future major flooding events.Funded as part of a Commonwealth/NSW National Partnership Agreement on National Disaster Resilience, Griffith City will receive funding for two projects to help with local flood mitigation.NSW Member for Murray, Austin Evans, said: “The project will provide additional discharge capacity to move and manage floodwaters, as well as providing relief for upstream farmers from damage to their land and crops.”Welcoming the funding, Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) CEO, Brett Jones, said: “The flood management works at the Regulator would enable MI to support the Council during flood events and enable a quicker return to normal operations.”Ms Ley also announced $120,000 in funding for upgrade design work on Hanwood’s pump and levee storm water system to prevent water from flowing back and flooding into the village. Griffith City Council will contribute a further third of the total project cost ($180,000).[mappress mapid=”24625″]last_img read more

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Memorial services pending for Larry Larson

first_imgJerry Vansickel met Larson in the mid-1980s at an area go kart track. They’d become friends and frequent travel partners to tracks where Vansickel announced.  BUCKEYE, Iowa – Memorial services are yet to be scheduled for Larry Larson but when they’re held, friends will have countless stories to share of the race fan, pit crew member and National Anthem singer.  After the races were over, Larson joined more than a few drivers for victory lane photos, often displaying the checkered flag.  Larson, 59, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21 at his home in Buckeye. White-bearded and almost always wearing a Rick Brown T-shirt, he was known for painting the lines in the pit area at Boone Speedway as well as singing The Star Spangled Banner at race tracks across the state.  “He was a fan turned crew member turned friend,” said long-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car driver Brown. “Larry was at home when he was at the race track. He’d go up and down the pits and talk to everybody. He wished everybody good luck.” The Boeke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. “Larry’s passion for the sport was second to none. He enjoyed the races and singing the National Anthem, but what he enjoyed most was the people,” related Vansickel. The number of people who knew him was just amazing. Larry was just a good, honest, wholesome human being. He was a great guy and liked by everybody.” last_img read more

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Polack hopeful of CAF CC group stage berth

first_img“If we look at the two legs (vs USM), we could have made history. That’s what we wanted but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be. It is a learning process and next time we will do better. Now we have to go to the Confederation Cup, first hopefully we get a good draw and then we fight to get to the group stages,” the tactician told Capital Sport.Gor failed to win at home after suffering a 4-1 loss in Algeria two weeks ago. They were beaten 2-0 in Nairobi, a match that Polack admits they would have won had they taken their chances early.“I am disappointed to lose but honestly I loved the character of the players after we went 2-0 down. We kept on fighting and showed good character. We had 12 chances to score that I counted and this was one of the matches where we could have played till tomorrow and not score. Maybe if we did things would have been different,” the tactician stated.Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack with his assistant Patrick Odhiambo during the CAF Champions League match against Algeria’s USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on September 29, 2019“I wouldn’t say they are much better than us but in football if you make mistakes you were punished. It was some individual mistakes but in football we win and lose as a team,” further stated the coach.Meanwhile, the tactician was only short of admitting that their numerical disadvantage played a huge role in their failure to turn things around against Alger.Polack only had four defensive options on the bench against Alger as a result of the team failing to register players on time.“Well when I came in that was the situation at the club when I came in. Definitely if I was here before things would have been different,” the coach noted.Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack during the CAF Champions League match against Algeria’s USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on September 29, 2019As they await to know who they will face in the play-off round for a third shot at the Confederation Cup group stage, Gor will swing their attention to their Kenyan Premier League title defense with a game against Nzoia Sugar awaiting them on Wednesday afternoon in Mumias.Polack believes the loss to USM will not deter their drive and confidence, saying they will look to get back into winning ways for the tie.“We have to pick ourselves up. There is nothing to be ashamed of and we have to move forward with more confidence. We have a league match which we need to win and I believe we will be in the right frame of mind to play and win,” stated the coach.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack explains a point to skipper Kenneth Muguna during the CAF Champions League match against Algeria’s USM Alger at the Kasarani Stadium on September 29, 2019NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 30 – Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack hopes his side can conjure a qualification to the CAF Confederation Cup group stages for a third consecutive time as consolation for missing out on their primary objective of progressing in the Champions League.Gor were relegated to the second tier Confederation Cup play-off after a 6-1 aggregate loss to Algerian side USM Alger and will be in Wednesday evening’s draw to find out who they will be paired with for a chance in the group stages.last_img read more

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